Jester King / Mikkeller Whiskey Barrel Rodeo | Jester King Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
jesterkingbrewery.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This version of Jester King and Mikkeller’s collaborative imperial oatmeal stout, made with chipotle peppers and smoked malt, was aged for six months in Tennessee whiskey barrels, prior to the addition of a special blend of Vietnamese coffees, including a large portion of authentic Kopi Luwak coffee (a.k.a. “weasel coffee”).

Added by Mora2000 on 06-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
33
Ratings:
166
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a murky medium brown color (did a side-by-side with the base beer and it was substantially darker. I think there was so much whiskey left in the barrel that it actually made the beer paler) with no head. There was literally no "pssht" when I popped the cap so it's not surprising that there's nearly no trace of carbonation.

S- Straight boozy whiskey aroma with a hint of coffee.

T- Tons of grainy wood character with an equal amount of whiskey flavor. Slight vanilla sweetness and I'm getting this interesting umami soy sauce type of flavor that's actually surprisingly nice. Must be the chipotle peppers.

M- Pretty much flat, but the flavor is so great it doesn't matter. Somewhat slick.

O- This is the first time I've had a barrel aged beer that completely transformed the base beer into something completely different but also made it way better. Definitely a slow sipper since it's pretty much just straight whiskey but it's a really good whiskey. Wish I knew what kind of barrel this was aged on since it's so damn good.

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2.9/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KAF
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.8/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.69/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.91/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of zonker17
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft 2/7/16. Opaque near black pour. No head. Whiskey nose along with burnt malt, vanilla. Farmhouse funky flavors evident in the taste and marry well with the base ale/whiskey. Big mouthfeel and light carbonation.

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3.64/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ADZA
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Pours a dark black hue with a creamy three finger head and lacing everywhere what a looker, the smell is strong whiskey with dark chocolate and smokey oak, the feel is full bodied lush with moderate carbonation and the taste is started off with a little whiskey then the big imp stout takes over its dark chocolate, coffee and finished with a smokey oakiness and overall wow what a top drop cheers.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Jester King / Mikkeller Whiskey Barrel Rodeo from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 166 ratings